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[06/21/16 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 21
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


ARROW (The CW) - Chad Coleman has scored a role on the series as Tobias Church, "an imposing gangster looking to unite the various criminal enterprises in Star City under his own singular command"; while Madison McLaughlin will return as Evelyn Sharp, "having tried to assume the mantle of Black Canary last season, Evelyn aims to forge her own identity as the masked archer known as Artemis." (Deadline.com)
BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES (Nickelodeon) - The cable channel has ordered a 20-episode fourth season of the series. (Deadline.com)
CIVIL (TNT) - Eliza Coupe will guest star in the pilot as Kelly Brookmyre, "a cable news correspondent attached to the Republican Presidential campaign. Her ambition - and her willingness to bend a few rules - ends up nudging her across the line from covering news to making it, with a profound effect on the course of the nation." (THR.com)
CONVICTION (ABC) - Co-star Daniel DiTomasso has departed the upcoming drama. He played Jackson Morrison, "Carter's (Hayley Atwell) younger brother and the family's golden child, who also happens to be a top-end lawyer." Said role will be recast. (Deadline.com)
DEUCE, THE (HBO) - Chris Bauer and Gbenga Akinnagbe have both scored roles on the ever-expanding cast of the period drama. The former will play Bobby Dwyer, "Vincent and Frankie Martino's brother-in-law, a construction foreman and family man whose eyes are opened by their adventures along the Deuce." The latter then is set as Larry Brown, "an intense and demanding pimp who physically intimidates his stable of women but also has moments that betray a conflicted, underlying humanity." (Deadline.com)
DIMENSION 404 (Hulu) - Patton Oswalt, Ashley Rickards and Sterling Beaumon are all bound for the anthology series. Oswalt plays Uncle Dusty, "a lovable movie nerd who worships at the altar of cinematic history"; with Rickards as Sue, "a brilliant yet scattered college student whose procrastinating ways get her caught up in time-traveling adventure when Captain Chronos, the hero of her favorite '90s-era cartoon, shows up needing help to save the past, present and future - unless the villainous Lord Entropy can stop her"; and Beaumon as Jess, "a handsome, slightly mysterious and strong-willed high school senior who works part time at Ernie's Arcade." (Deadline.com)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO) - Co-stars Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will reportedly receive salary bumps to north of $500,000 an episode for season seven and eight. (Deadline.com)
LIFE IN PIECES (CBS) - Creator Justin Adler has signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the show's producer. (Deadline.com)
LUCIFER (FOX) - Tricia Helfer has been tapped to play Charlotte on the show's sophomore season: "Trapped in Hell for thousands of years by God (her ex-husband), the Mother of Angels is now free on Earth. Once reunited with Lucifer, it will become clear that she's the one he takes after. Mom is fearless and has a strong conviction for who she is and what she deserves. However, mother and son do not share the same opinion when it comes to humanity. Everything that fascinates Lucifer about people repels Mom - a disdain that's highlighted by that fact that Mom's trapped in a human body for her stay on Earth. Lucifer's desperate to find out what Mom's up to, but she claims that all she wants is to spend time with her sons again. But can the devil's mom really be that innocent?" (Deadline.com)
PAW PATROL (Nickelodeon) - Said channel has likewise renewed the series for a fourth season of 26 episodes. (Deadline.com)
SHIMMER AND SHINE (Nickelodeon) - The series is likewise among the latest to get a renewal, in this case a 20-episode third season. (Deadline.com)





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· ARROW (CW)
· BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES (NICKELODEON)
· CIVIL (TNT)
· CONVICTION (ABC)
· DEUCE, THE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIMENSION 404 (HULU)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· LIFE IN PIECES (CBS)
· LUCIFER (NETFLIX)
· PAW PATROL (NICKELODEON)
· SHIMMER AND SHINE (NICK JR)





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